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COSPAR Capacity-Building Workshop
“Coronal and Interplanetary Shocks: Analysis of Data from SOHO, Wind, and e-CALLISTO”


May 21 - June 1, 2018 Physics Department, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia

The main objective of the COSPAR Capacity-Building Workshops is to encourage the scientific use of space data by scientists in developing countries. In particular, in view of the large number of extensive archives of data from past and current space missions, and the ready access to these and the associated analysis software via the internet, the typical workshop aims to provide a highly practical training in the use of one or more of these, based on current missions.

In line with this objective, a two-week COSPAR capacity building workshop will introduce data analysis of space-based white-light coronagraph observations and radio spectral observations from space and ground to study shocks driven by coronal mass ejections. In particular, the wealth of data accumulated at the CDAW Data Center at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) mission, NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), NASA’s Wind and Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) missions will be used. In addition, ground based radio data from the e-CALLISTO network and the Radio Solar Telescope Network around the globe will be used for the study. Context information from NOAA’s GOES mission and NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) missions will be used. This workshop will enable scientists and students in developing countries where the e- CALLISTO instruments are deployed to use their data in conjunction with space data to study Earth- affecting solar transient phenomena.

In particular, scientists from Africa, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka will be targeted as participants. After the workshop, the participants will be able to perform correlative data analysis on coronal mass ejections and shocks, thus contributing to the progress of this important field in Sun-Earth connection.

The workshop will consist of a series of introductory lectures on the Sun, Solar Corona, Interplanetary medium, Solar Eruptions, Shocks, and Solar Radio Bursts. Python software and web-based tools will be introduced for data analysis. After the workshop, the participants will be able to perform correlative data analysis on coronal mass ejections and shocks, thus contributing to the progress of this important field in Sun-Earth connection.  Several projects will be undertaken by teams consisting of lecturers and students that may lead to publications in scientific journals.

 


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Responsible:
Christian Monstein monstein(at)astro.phys.ethz.ch, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Version: 2018/01/16